Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2018 1:52 pm


Date Joined: March 22, 2011
Last Online: March 22, 2018
Birthday: May 23, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

I was visiting my dear mil and saw the great snail mail she was receiving. This looks like so much fun and since I tend to accumulate things to use later I think I'd have some great stuff to share! I thrift store shop on a regular basis. We have a great one in our little town that still sells at thrift store prices! I live in rural Southwest Missouri with my husband, teenage son and our 3 dogs (Jasmine, Bear & Blue) plus bearded dragon (Deca) ((greek word for ten...my son bought with money from his 10th birthday)).

Favorite Books

I'm a voracious reader! The back of a cereal box will do when there's nothing else available. haha! Currently loving these authors: Sara Gruen, Sarah Addison Allen, Kathryn Stockett, James Patterson, Cathy Lamb, Adriana Trigiani...among many, many others. I can't walk past a stack of free bookmarks without grabbing one.

Favorite Television

Must see tv: Bones, CSI (New York and Las Vegas only), Raising Hope, The Big Bang Theory, Top Shot, Hot in Cleveland, Fringe. We dvr everything! I didn't think I love that little machine as much as I do.....

Favorite Crafts

After many, many years not crafting or sewing...I've dug out the sewing machine, fired up the glue gun and helped myself to all the hand tools. I'm making purses from thrift store clothing or fabric, gluing glassware together to make cupcake stands, etc.


Fairly new to stamp carving and I just love dreaming up images to try.

Blue is my favorite color. But yellow and pink are right up there too!

ATC's & altered books are soooo cooool. I'm now brave enough to join these swaps! I think altering has become my new craft passion.

Vintage paper products like postcards, wrapping paper, advertisements.

Funky, vintage fabrics for purses. Like patterned napkins or tablecloths.

Old jewelry to remix. Trying to amass a large collection of enamel flower pins for a purse project for myself. I have my grandmothers old pins. Love them!

Vintage or funky print pillow cases to make totebags with.

Love taking photographs of nature, animals and architecture. Not so good at getting good shots of people.


I really don't have any dislikes. I am very easy to please. I love surprises! Just be creative and go for it.

I would love to receive

Erasers for stamp carving. My favorite kind, so far, is the large white eraser 3 pack from Dollar Tree. It's 2.75"x1.25" and produces a superb stamp. Its like carving butter! Ha!

Newspaper pages printed in something other than english. Hint, hint all my international swap partners.

Colorful road maps from anywhere.

Small glass bottles (with or without cap) to alter.

Foreign currency worth 25 cents or less. Very willing to send this out as well if you are a collector.

Any Asian magazines with the heavy weight, high gloss pages to make the most gorgeous paper beads you've ever seen! Extra love if full of oriental calligraphy.

Any seamstress measuring tapes. Old, new, fabric, or plastic. Any condition. Also any retractable metal measuring tapes. These can be broken. I'd like to use the tape part for some snap close pouches.

I collect

Santa face mugs, scrabble tiles, colorful game boards (especially vintage and chinese checkers), Coca-cola bottles and related items, the letters "N" "P" "A" and "S" (such as ornaments and advertising letters), Christmas themed books (like little golden books), dictionaries and atlases (weird, huh?).

Friends of the Library

I am a proud member of my local Friends of the Library group! We are always on the look out for items to gift the children's program coordinator with. If you're looking for a good home for any of the following items, we joyfully accept!

...Small stickers for attendance charts ...Construction paper ...Colored card stock ...Colored craft foam sheets or shapes ...Any fun/holiday stickers to use on handcrafted bookmarks ...Craft sticks ...Curly ribbon in any color ...Glitter glue


Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard! I hope the festival goes well and you sell plenty of sew goodies!
scrappybilby rated for Pinterest Pocket Letter Ideas on Sep 25, 2015
Comment: thanks so much for sharing this wonderful board with me sorry it took so long to rate i hadnt realised i forgot so sorry
HoosierRain rated for My dream home on Sep 11, 2015
Comment: Great board. Following. Thanks for sharing!!
KimmiCoCreations rated for My dream home on Sep 9, 2015
Comment: I need a lake house, now. :) Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Really cool how this postcard shows not only where you work, but also one of the things you are looking forward to this fall. Lovely! Thank you :)
misscorina rated for My dream home on Sep 1, 2015
Comment: Thanks for sharing your board with me.
sewingmistress rated for Altering thru the Alphabet: P on Aug 12, 2015
Comment: There would have been so many other creative options to leave it flat to send than to use markers to leave bare cardboard showing through. Very disappointed that not altered, not knowing what altered means at all.
Response: I'm sorry you didn't like my zentangles on the 2 puzzle pieces I turned into magnets. I stand by my interpretation of altering a puzzle piece for this swap series. But I am sorry you were disappointed. Take care!
artchild rated for Altering thru the Alphabet: N on Aug 2, 2015
Comment: Darling teacup; thank you so much!
carterj rated for Altering thru the Alphabet: "O" on Jul 10, 2015
Comment: Thank You!
mle rated for Altering thru the Alphabet: M on Jun 21, 2015
Comment: I love that you added nursing pins. They used to be a very important part of nursing school - like a class ring now.
luleemik rated for Altering thru the Alphabet: L on May 17, 2015
Comment: Great style:) Thank you for the two amazing letters!!
punchypirate rated for Send Something Kind... on Apr 20, 2015
Comment: WOW, Nicki!! What a fantastic package, you did indeed "send something kind" (many things, in fact)! First, I LOVE the trivet you made! xx My kitchen is blue and red, and it will be so perfect with my style. Second, OMG, you sent me Catholic goodies - the pieces are so lovely and the patina on them is fabulous. The bookmark is cool too! As if those treasures weren't enough, you also sent such pretty stationery and recipe cards (even a Christmas themed one)! I can't thank you enough for the true thought and consideration you put into my package. I can see you really looked at my profile. You are AWESOME and made my day!!!
Tynkerbelle rated for Altering thru the Alphabet: G on Apr 7, 2015
Comment: thank you so much for a set of very beautiful and so very creative shakers..above and beyond awesome!! many hearts!!
Melyssa rated for Pinterest Pocket Letter Ideas on Apr 7, 2015
luleemik rated for Altering thru the Alphabet: H on Apr 6, 2015
Comment: What a special tiny birdhouse! I love little things and am going to put this in my dollhouse. Thank you for such a special little swap!!
SuZignomeMoM rated for Pinterest Pocket Letter Ideas on Apr 1, 2015
Comment: ♥ Thank you for sharing your Pinterest board. I enjoyed checking out your other boards as well and even found a couple to follow.
QuinGem rated for Nature photograph challenge #1 on Mar 27, 2015
Comment: Great pics! I love stormy weather!
Jjean rated for Book/Reading themed pocket letter swap on Mar 25, 2015
Comment: Thank you for such a Great Pocket Letter..loved it and the wonderful extras,.....fun swap!!! :)
jennylee60 rated for BC: Pinterest and Inchies! on Mar 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you for sharing you board with me. I love the one with the crowns.
deanie rated for BC: Pinterest and Inchies! on Mar 18, 2015
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Awesome ideas!

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Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

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Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

lou on May 16, 2016:

Happy birthday month from WIYM group!

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Thanks for being a fab member of FABRIC FANATICS!

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May is the most awesome month, hope your B-day is grand!

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